She greeted him with a like perfunctoriness and introduced him to Miss Belthorp.
Lee could not escape that feeling of perfunctoriness in her twitter of talk.
It is not difficult to trace signs of fatigue and perfunctoriness in the later works of its representatives.
Though she talked so sweetly there was, Karen felt it now, a perfunctoriness in Tante's remarks.
Sylvia thought she perceived a new note in Edna's tone, a courtesy, a perfunctoriness, that chilled her.
1580s, from Late Latin perfunctorius "careless, negligent," literally "like one who wishes to get through a thing," from Latin perfungus, past participle of perfungi "discharge, busy oneself, get through," from per- "through" + fungi "perform" (see function (n.)). Related: Perfunctorily.